Water-dependent assets

The water-dependent asset register (companion product 1.3 for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion (Mitchell et al., 2015)) provides a simple and authoritative listing of the assets within the assessment extent that are potentially subject to water-related impacts. This register has been extended beyond the initial community and local natural resource management agency consultation by identifying additional assets in key Commonwealth and state databases, engagement through BA workshops, and other consultation processes around the identification of Indigenous assets.

The assets nominated by the community are assessed by the Assessment team for several things including their fitness for BA purposes, their location within the assessment extent, and their water dependency. These criteria are described in companion submethodology M03 (as listed in Table 1) for assigning receptors to water-dependent assets (O’Grady et al., 2016). Only those assets that satisfied these requirements were considered further and included in the water-dependent asset register (companion product 1.3 (Mitchell et al., 2015)).

The water-dependent asset register used for the impact and risk analysis was updated on 5 February 2016 and contains 2660 water-dependent assets (Bioregional Assessment Programme, Dataset 8). An additional 56 Indigenous assets were included in the water-dependent asset register, which was used for the impact and risk analysis (updated 5 February 2016). Sociocultural assets were considered to be water dependent based on the presence of floodplain and wetland areas and shallow groundwater within their spatial extent.

Last updated:
30 October 2018
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